I have a custom post type and need to display it in a certain way. I would like other posts to display as normal. When I tried to use the following code to accomplish this, I get a 500 Internal Server Error.

global $post;

//do this only for custom type
  if (!(get_post_type()=='customt'))
    $rawContent = $post->post_content;
    $formattedContent = apply_filters('the_content',$rawContent);
    echo $formattedContent;

I have googled around and found a lot of things regarding .htaccess but I don't think that is the case here. If I comment out the apply filters line ($formattedContent =...) and echo raw content, the post displays, but without formatting of course.

What am I doing wrong when I am trying to apply a filter?

  • Please show the function as a whole, not just the snippet.
    – kaiser
    Jul 24, 2012 at 3:18
  • I am certain that this is the path it's going down. If I echo something instead of apply filters(including just $post->the_content) it come out correctly.
    – fdsa
    Jul 24, 2012 at 3:38
  • I asked you to post the whole function. Could you please do so for later readers? It would also be good, so we can enhance our answers to a real solution. Else it will be closed as too localized.
    – kaiser
    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:50
  • I think it probably should be closed..I had a variety of unrelated issues.
    – fdsa
    Jul 24, 2012 at 15:05

2 Answers 2


Please try to replace your snippet with the following. The global $post isn't needed, when it's outside a function or method context and inside the loop, as then $post is already global and get_post_type()s default false arg with be replaced with $post inside the function.

if ( 'customt' !== get_post_type() )
    return print apply_filters( 'the_content', $post->post_content );

Also make sure, that you're not calling it on some too early filter, like plugins_loaded or init, as the global $post object wouldn't be setup up.

  • This is the closest...I'm still having issues but I was calling with init which didn't help things.
    – fdsa
    Jul 24, 2012 at 4:10

Post type name shouldn't contain capital letters.

Also try pass $post object to get_post_type() function

Like this:

  • Sorry to lead you down the wrong path - the custom post type is lower case letters, I was just trying to make it more generic. I am confused about the second part of your answer as the code in the if block is running when appropriate, apply_filters is just not working right. Thanks for the quick attention
    – fdsa
    Jul 23, 2012 at 20:22
  • 1
    anything form php error log?
    – Sisir
    Jul 23, 2012 at 20:23

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